John P. Merwick, 75, of Oak Lawn, died June 22, at Manor Care West in Oak Lawn. Visitation was held at Lawn Funeral Home in Orland Park on June 25. A funeral Mass was offered at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills on June 26. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
Mr. Merwick is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughters, Karen Merwick, Mary Polaczek, Jacqueline Holmes, Kathleen Eminger and Janice Mareno; his son, Michael Merwick; and 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Merwick was born in Chicago. He was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force and a mathematics teacher for 30 years at Bogan High School.
Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer's Assn., 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076.